In this all day crochet bootcamp, Instructor Becca Schillinger teaches you the basics of crochet and gets you started on creating stitches! Crochet is a bit faster and easier than knitting, and uses a crochet hook instead of large knitting needles to create stitches. No previous crochet or knitting experience is required! Becca will teach you skills including: reading and altering a pattern, starting a foundation row, slip knot & chain stitches, how to join yarn, fastening off, and sewing with a yarn needle. The first part of class will include demonstration and instruction on these crochet skills, followed by a practice crochet project. There will be a break for lunch, then you will begin work on your main crochet project. You will have ample time to ask questions, troubleshoot, and perfect your practice. You will leave class with most or all of your project finished (everyone’s speed is different), as well as a wooden crochet hook, a yarn needle to finish your pieces, and the skills to read and follow simple crochet patterns in order to inspire and complete future crochet projects!
We Are Knitters - Yagasuri Snood Project:
For this class, your final project will be the Yagasuri Snood (or circular scarf) from We Are Knitters (pictured above). This is a thick, warm scarf that is loose and so comfortable I almost wanted to sleep in it. As part of this class, you will receive a new We Are Knitters crochet kit! Each kit includes a 15MM crochet hook, 2 skeins of exceptional 100% Peruvian wool (ohhhhh... ahhhhh...), a sewing needle, and the scarf pattern. You will choose from an assortment of available colors. For more information about We Are Knitters and photos of this project, visit: https://www.weareknitters.com/knitting-kit/knitting-levels/beginner-level/yagasuri-snood
None. We will supply the yarn and hook, which you will take home with you. If you have special yarn (chunky thick yarn is best) that you would like to bring in and test, please feel free!
Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face. Knitting is her zen craft practice and she skypes with her 93 year old grandmother for advice on projects constantly. Becca teaches many of our fiber art workshops in addition to knit and crochet, such as macrame and punch needle.
The rules / important stuff:
We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy
- this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy
. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.